Thalia @ Pictures in the Words

I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!



Currently Reading

The Martian
Andy Weir
Progress: 31/369 pages
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter
Progress: 193/432 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling
Progress: 43/766 pages
The Children of Húrin
J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
Progress: 313/313 pages

126 of 522 (24%)

The Return of the King  - J.R.R. Tolkien

I don't even understand how it could possibly be so good. Tolkien is just a master of words, and it's like the most vibrant book I've ever read, and these characters feel more real to me than any other cast I've ever encountered. I don't know if it's because I've literally grown up with this story, and it feels like it's a huge part of me, or what, but I just love every single moment. It's slow to read, but only because I have to go slowly enough to savor every word.


ugh, why can't Tolkien be alive, I need to tell him how wonderful he is.